While using game-related challenges in public health endeavors is not new, video games and avatar-based simulations are emerging as an effective way of teaching healthy behaviors. Read more about this story in the March 2012 issue of The Nation’s Health newspaper.
The nation’s obesity epidemic has been fueled largely by the food we eat, says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and renowned nutrition and food safety advocate. We asked him about food deserts and how policy can improve America’s diet.
Students will soon find fewer hot dogs and more apples and broccoli on their school lunch menus thanks to new federal nutrition guidelines announced Wednesday.
A review of the Healthy People 2010 report unveiled Thursday shows we’ve made significant progress in an array of health improvement initiatives, yet health disparities and child and adult obesity remain considerable challenges for public health professionals.
The Associated Press published a story yesterday (Aug. 9, 2011) about a new study, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that indicates that the Boston public schools’ ban on sugary drinks has paid off, with high school students drinking fewer even when they’re not at school. The study supports what’s becoming a broader movement with potentially huge...
Eating a healthy diet will cost you, says a study published online this week in Health Affairs. Researchers from the University of Washington School of Public Health looked at the impact of following federal dietary guidelines on U.S. wallets.
People who log more hours in front of the TV are at greater risk of dying early, and getting diabetes and heart disease, researchers say.